Friday, January 30, 2009

Don't miss out!

I realize you've not seen any new blogs from me lately, but felt it was important to promote the "Becoming" event with Rev. Martha Tennison and Rev. Marsha Woolley. I want to encourage you to go. You won't be disappointed with these two anointed and powerful women of God. It's a real honor to sit under their ministries and I don't want to miss it for anything.

A couple of weekends ago, I had the privilege to attend a Rep's retreat in Sarasota at the Hyatt Hotel. We had a wonderful time together. It's always so good to see other ladies that are in the ministry serving like I do as Section Rep. Just the time of sharing with good friends is so uplifting and encouraging. It's also loads of fun!

Friday night was very special as Marsha shared with each one of us her heart and words from the Lord to exhort and encourage us. She really ministered to me in so many ways that are so personal I can't go into on this blog. The Lord knew exactly what I needed and when.

Many times I have felt like quitting and that I wasn't really making a difference, the words she spoke over me encouraged me and gave me the boost that was needed to press on.

This was a precious time and I was ministered to and blessed. These times together with other women in a setting like this are so important. That's why it's vital that we take advantage of these events to get away where women are seeking for more.

I encourage you....make your plans to attend "Becoming". The details are below on the previous entry. Don't miss this divine appointment. The Lord wants to speak to you through these awesome women.

Hope to see you there!


Thursday, January 15, 2009

Regional Meeting February 6 -7, 2009

Dear Ladies,

Here are more details about the Regional meeting hosted by Victorious Life Church in Wesley Chapel and Marsha Woolley, Women's Ministries District Leader. There is NO charge for this event!

This meeting is a two day event starting February 6th Friday night, beginning at 7pm with guest speaker, Rev. Martha Tennison. Saturday morning will start with complimentary coffee at 9 am with our Women's Ministries Director, Marsha Woolley.

An optional luncheon will be available at noon catered by Natalie Mae Catering for $10.00. The meal will consist of drink, bread bowl and soup, salad and dessert. Anyone wishing to attend must contact the Women's Ministries department to make your reservation for lunch at 863-683-5726.

Hotels are available in the area:

Best Western $75 per night 813-345-2000 or 1-800-345-2000
Comfort Inn $119.00 per night 813-991-4600
Holiday Inn Express $133.00 per night 813-907-1379
Sleep Inn $99.00 per night 813-973-1665

These properties are anywhere from 2 - 10 minutes away from the church.

Address for location of event:

Victorious Life Church
6224 Old Pasco Road
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544
Office Phone: 813.973.2230
Office Fax: 813.973.2203

I hope to see you there for this event! You will be blessed and ministered to by these ladies.


Friday, January 9, 2009

"Becoming" - Regional Event with Guest Martha Tennison

Pen-Florida District and Victorious Life Church in Wesley Chapel are hosting our first regional event called, "Becoming" with guest ministry Martha Tennison. You will be blessed by her ministry. It is February 6-7, Friday evening beginning at 7pm and Saturday morning at 9:00 am.

More details will be coming. There is no charge for this event, but you may purchase a catered lunch on Saturday for $10.00. Please call the Pen-Florida Women's Ministries office to reserve your spot for the lunch on Saturday at 863-683-5726 xt. 232.

There are hotels in the area that are reasonable if you would like to stay overnight on Friday, but you will have to make your own hotel arrangements.

This is a new endeavor and I know that you will be blessed. Flyer's will be sent out to the churches in our section very soon for you to promote.

Save the date and make your plans to attend!


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Garden Gate Tea Room

These are pics of the Garden Gate Tea Room in Mt. Dora. I wanted to share these with you so you can get a feel of how foo-foo it really is! If you are ever in the area--it's a great place to go for the ladies and girls! But husband's are welcomed too!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Big One!

This weekend my sweet hubby arranged for him and I to go to Mt. Dora, Florida. It's one of my favorite spots here in Florida. It was decorated with lights for the Christmas season. When you get to the downtown area, you don't feel like you're in Florida. There are small shops of everything you could imagine. Bed and Breakfast, tea rooms, and antique shops are just a few things that Mt. Dora has to offer.

We stayed at the Lakeside Inn right across from Lake Dora. The hotel is quaint with comfortable rooms. This property is over 100 years old and has a beautiful wrap around porch with rockers to sit and enjoy the sunsets looking towards the lake.

Another place we went was the Garden Gateway Tea room. This is one place that I look forward to going when we get to Mt. Dora. It is decorated totally with the ladies in mind--it's all foo-foo. You do see men in the restaurant with their wives. My husband says, as a man you have to be confident in your manhood to go to a place like that! I thanked him over and over for treating me to lunch there yesterday! They serve a wonderful Sherry Carrot Bisque soup! I love it! It's topped with whipped topping and almonds. I've tried to duplicate it before, but have never been able to and, of course, they won't give out the recipe. It was served with a yummy chicken croissant sandwich.

For dinner we ate at the hotel's restaurant and were serenaded with live piano dinner music. I had the Queen's portion of Prime rib, with a baked potato and salad. The end of the evening we took a stroll through the park and enjoyed the Christmas lights.

A very nice weekend get-a-way to celebrate the BIG ONE, my 50th birthday!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A New Year and New You!

Happy New Year to all of you! I trust that you are looking forward to new opportunities and challenges in the Kingdom. 2008 was a tough year for many of us personally as well as in our churches, but we got through it with God's help.

I saw this on a blog that I read from time to time. Emerging Female Leadership I believe is the name of it. It is worth reading and considering....

Who are you allowing to influence you?

Everybody that passes your way isn't worth a second associate with people who are adding and multiplying your life.

There are four types of people in your life...

1. people who add
2. people who subtract
3. people who multiply
4. people who divide

Associate only with people who add or multiply your life. If a person is subtracting or dividing, you need to separate from that person.

2008 has come and gone so now is the time to start evaluating those around you and get ready for 2009 by sifting those who are obstacles to your divine purpose.

This may seem harsh but God expects us to make decisions about our lives daily. So if you want it to be a divine '09 get rid of those who subtract and divide!

Love & Hugs,

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